Turkey warns Egypt over Libya and lashes out at Macron’s role

World Jul 23, 2020

Turkey warns Egypt over Libya and lashes out at Macron’s role

Turkey warned Egypt against any deployment of forces in the Libyan civil war and sharply criticized French President Emmanuel Macron’s role, highlighting the threat of escalating violence and geopolitical rivalries in the oil-rich country. The remarks by Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman of Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...

EU agrees naval mission to stop Libya arms flow

World Feb 18, 2020

EU agrees naval mission to stop Libya arms flow

EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to a naval operation to enforce an arms embargo on war-torn Libya, overcoming objections from countries who feared it may encourage new migrant flows. The mission will be authorised to intervene to stop arms shipments, EU diplomatic chief Josep Borrell ...

Q&A: Issues at stake in Libya peace conference in Berlin

World Jan 19, 2020

Q&A: Issues at stake in Libya peace conference in Berlin

Key players meet Sunday in Berlin to build on a fragile cease-fire for Libya and try to tackle foreign interference in a country mired in chaos since its 2011 NATO-backed uprising. Here are key elements behind the insecurity and political anarchy in the oil-rich North ...

Timeline: Libyan chaos since overthrow of Gadhafi in 2011

World Jan 19, 2020

Timeline: Libyan chaos since overthrow of Gadhafi in 2011

Oil-rich Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias now vying for control. The country's internationally recognized unity government is based in Tripoli while eastern strongman Khalifa ...